The Queensland Government recently announced funding for the refurbishment of Newstead House.  During this exciting time we will be CLOSED.





Join Colonial Gastronomer Jacqui Newling for this intimate gastronomic tour of Newstead House where you will learn about the role food played ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ in the early days.  Explore historic menus from colonial Brisbane and try your hand at making a batch of salt-preserved lemons in the house’s original 1846 cellars.

Includes: Entry to Newstead House | Guided Tour by Jacqui Newling | All materials for salt-preserved lemons to take home | afternoon tea


Jacqui Newling explores our history and heritage through food. She has a Le Cordon Bleu Masters’ degree in gastronomy and is resident gastronomer at Sydney Living Museums and curator of their ‘Eat Your History’ projects. Taking a hands-on approach, Jacqui explores archival material, private letters, journals and diaries, and recreates (and tastes!) recipes from historic menus, cookbooks and manuscript collections to rediscover forgotten flavours, arcane tastes and ‘lost’ culinary techniques from 1788 to the 1950s.  Jacqui shares her knowledge through hands-on Colonial Gastronomy programs and workshops in SLM’s historic houses, she is ‘the Cook’ in SLM’s The Cook & the Curator blog and author of the heritage-award winning book, Eat your history: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens.


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  • July 1, 2018 2:30 pm - September 4, 2018 - 2:00 pm
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